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Klay Thompson | Guard | #11

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Washington State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (11) / GS
Contract: view contract details

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Klay Thompson is willing to accept a reduced offensive role now that Kevin Durant has joined the Warriors.
"I look at a guy like Manu Ginobili," Thompson said. "Never averaged more than 20 points a game, but he's a four-time champion, you know?" Asked whether he'd prefer high-volume shots or fewer shots that are more open, he replied, "Definitely open shots ... it's easier to be more efficient when you're getting open looks. So I definitely go with the latter." That trade-off between volume and efficiency should prevent any major drop-off from Thompson this season, but owners should prepare for a dip in his scoring average. Jul 20 - 9:33 PM

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Klay Thompson will play for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Team USA is still awaiting word from Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, but James is said to be leaning towards sitting 2016 out. Thompson is coming off a career-year in which he produced averages of 22.1 points, 2.1 assists and 3.5 triples over 80 games, and it's a bit surprising to see him commit to USA Basketball after a deep and somewhat disappointing postseason run. Through five years in the league, Thompson has sat out a mere seven games.
Jun 23 - 3:58 PM

Klay Thompson is going to take some time before he decides if he'll play in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

While a few stars have decided not to play for Team USA in Brazil, Thompson said he wants to take a week or so before he makes his decision. Olympics aside, Thompson is coming off a 2015-16 season during which he set career-highs in points, rebounds, and three-pointers and will continue to be a fantasy stud in 2016-17.
Jun 21 - 11:00 AM

The Warriors' record-setting season culminated in a disappointing Game 7 loss on Sunday, as Klay Thompson shot just 6-of-17 from the field for 14 points, two boards and two assists.

Thompson was quiet all night but the Warriors led at halftime thanks to an early eruption from Draymond Green. Ultimately, however, Golden State couldn't overcome a combined 12-of-36 shooting night from the Splash Brothers, who were harassed on the perimeter by a disciplined Cavs' defense. It's easy to forget that Klay is still 26 years old, and that he'd be the all-time leader in 3-pointers made during a single regular season if it weren't for Steph Curry. If anything, this brutal loss in the Finals should give Thompson and co. more fuel for their 2016-17 campaign.
Jun 19 - 10:59 PM

Klay Thompson scored 25 points during a 115-101 loss to the Cavs on Thursday, adding three rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

The Warriors just were not in a rhythm for most of this game. They only scored 11 points in the first quarter and couldn't stop LeBron James. Game 7 is Sunday night. Get ready.
Jun 17 - 12:04 AM

Klay Thompson scored a team-high 37 points during a 112-97 Game 5 loss to the Cavs on Monday, adding three rebounds, one assist, one turnover and six 3-pointers.

After the first half, it looked like Thompson was going to explode with six 3-pointers and 26 points at half. Interestingly, he's been a slow starter in this series and only had a combined five 3-pointers in the previous halves of this series, but this time he didn't have it in the second half. For Game 6, getting Draymond Green back to help take pressure off him on defense should go a long way.
Jun 13 - 11:55 PM

Klay Thompson scored 25 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers against the Cavs on Friday.

He did not have any field goal makes in the first quarter for the first three games of this series, but he hit two in this game. Thompson and Stephen Curry both failed to clear 20 points each in the first three on this series and were able to turn it around in this huge road win. This was Thompson's 14th 20-point game in these playoffs and he has been awesome since April.
Jun 11 - 12:40 AM

Klay Thompson said that he will change his approach for Game 4 on Friday.

"I think they’re just trying to run me and [Stephen Curry] off the 3-point line, and understandably so," Thompson said. "Obviously, we can both get hot from there. So we realize we might have better success going to the rim or finding a teammate on the back side." Thompson added that he will be more aggressive and will start attacking the rim as opposed to just settling for jumpers. Despite dealing with a bruised left thigh, Thompson also made it clear that it won't be an issue on Friday.
Jun 10 - 9:35 AM

Klay Thompson said on Thursday that his bruised left thigh is sore, but he doesn't expect it to be something that will hold him back during Game 4 on Friday.

Thompson will ride a stationary bike on Thursday to keep himself loose, but it would be absolutely shocking to see him sit out Game 4 after playing through the injury on Wednesday night. Thompson also back peddled on his statement that Timofey Mozgov's pick was dirty, saying, "I don't think he meant to do it maliciously." Although he did add that most players set picks with their chest and not their legs. Expect Thompson to have a more productive outing in Game 4.
Jun 9 - 2:48 PM

Klay Thompson (thigh) took issue with a pick Timofey Mozgov set in the first quarter of Game 3 on Wednesday.

Thompson left the game after bruising his left thigh, but the injury doesn't look to be anything that will hamper him long-term. "It seemed kind of dirty to me," Thompson said. "He stuck his knee out too, but, you know what, that's basketball." We'll keep an eye on Thompson's status leading up to Game 4 on Friday, but it doesn't sound like he's in danger of missing any time.
Source: ESPN
Jun 9 - 12:02 PM

Klay Thompson bruised his left thigh in the first quarter of Game 3, but he soon returned to finish the Warriors' lopsided defeat with 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting, two rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Timofey Mozgov hit Thompson's left leg on a screen, forcing Klay to miss some time, but he didn't appear to be physically limited after returning. The leg injury shouldn't endanger his status for Game 4 on Friday, and we should have multiple updates over the next few days.
Jun 9 - 12:20 AM

Klay Thompson exited Game 3 on Wednesday with a bruised left thigh, but he has since returned.

Thompson got hit on a hard screen from Timofey Mozgov and he walked off with an obvious limp, heading directly into the Warriors' locker room. The good news is that he's been cleared to return after spending 10-15 minutes in real-time with team trainers.
Jun 8 - 9:42 PM

Klay Thompson is still interested in playing in the Olympics.

Teammate Stephen Curry has ruled himself out while Andre Iguodala has voiced concern to play in Brazil because of the Zika virus. Thompson hasn't hit his offensive stride in The Finals, but his defensive efforts have been a big part of the two wins. If Thompson wants to play for Team USA, he has an excellent chance to make the team.
Jun 6 - 5:06 PM

Klay Thompson made 6-of-13 shots to score 17 during Game 2, hitting four 3-pointers with two boards, five assists and two steals in 31 minutes of action.

Thompson and Steph Curry combined for a mere 20 points on 29.6 percent shooting in Game 1, but tonight they had 35 points with 54.2 percent accuracy. Thompson got loose for a handful of wide open 3-pointers during Game 2, and he's adept at exploiting mismatches on smaller guards, presenting one of many matchup problems for the Cavs.
Jun 5 - 10:59 PM

Klay Thompson scored 21 points during a 96-88 Game 7 victory over the Thunder on Monday, adding five rebounds, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

Both Thompson (30) and Stephen Curry (32) broke the previous record of most 3-pointers in a playoff series. The 3-pointers were the key with the Warriors outscoring the Thunder by 84 points beyond the arc in the last two. On the other end, they held the Thunder to just 12 points in the third quarter, which were the fewest points they allowed in a quarter in these playoffs. As for Klay, he started off ice cold and missed his first seven shots from the field, but has developed a knack for back-breaking treys. Steph may have won the MVP, but Klay was the best player in this series.
May 31 - 12:34 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Patrick McCaw
3A.J. English
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3James Michael McAdoo
4Kevon Looney
C1Zaza Pachulia
2Anderson Varejao
3Damian Jones
4Mamadou Ndiaye